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authorGravatar Alexey Brodkin <Alexey.Brodkin@synopsys.com>2016-09-19 17:12:05 +0300
committerGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2016-09-19 19:29:02 +0200
commit10c4d27aef4dca01572cfc8146cbfd194a1a85e4 (patch)
treeb687ba5df1b08326d28a89c10fb058f886026e6c /linux
parenta81d1cda3f77ce4f6a5b423815e3b7488ba681be (diff)
linux: use INSTALL_MOD_STRIP=1 to strip modules
We used to do a special handling of Linux kernel modules when stripping target binaries because there's some special precious data in modules that we must keep for them to properly operate. This is for example true for stack unwinding data etc. It turned out there're cases when our existing "strip --strip-unneeded" doesn't work well. For example this removes .debug_frame section used by Linux on ARC for stack unwinding, refer to [1] and [2] for more details. Now Linux kernel may strip modules as a part of "modules_install" target if INSTALL_MOD_STRIP=1 is passed in command line. And so we'll do allowing kernel decide how to strip modules in the best way. Still note as of today Linux kernel strips modules uniformly for all arches with "strip" command, so this commit alone doesn't solve mentioned problem but it opens a possibility to add later a patch to the kernel which will strip modules for ARC differently - and that's our plan for mainline kernel. [1] https://github.com/foss-for-synopsys-dwc-arc-processors/toolchain/issues/86 [2] http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/buildroot/2016-September/172161.html Signed-off-by: Alexey Brodkin <abrodkin@synopsys.com> Cc: Vineet Gupta <vgupta@synopsys.com> Cc: Peter Korsgaard <peter@korsgaard.com> Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Cc: Daniel Mentz <danielmentz@google.com> Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'linux')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/linux/linux.mk b/linux/linux.mk
index 6e41a920a1..5cbb5e5f19 100644
--- a/linux/linux.mk
+++ b/linux/linux.mk
@@ -384,6 +384,10 @@ define LINUX_INSTALL_IMAGES_CMDS
+ifeq ($(BR2_STRIP_strip),y)
# Install modules and remove symbolic links pointing to build